Category Archives: Sport

Improve your Football skills at home with Crazy Catch

I’m sure there are plenty of you who like to have a kick about in the back garden but, even if you have a few mates over to join in, the casual kick about can quickly become very repetitive and dull. However, help is on hand as Crazy Catch have the perfect solution to add a bit of fun and variety to any back garden football game, regardless if you’re playing by yourself or in a group.

Due to its INSANE rebound, Crazy Catch is brilliant for practising and developing your first touch and volleying skills. The unpredictable nature of the INSANE side means no two balls will come back in the same way, therefore, your reactions and your touch are constantly tested. This also makes it a great training aid for goalkeepers. The Crazy Catch range is also extremely quick and easy to set up, so won’t take away any of your precious footy time, and it is portable, so can just as easily be taken to the park or beach.

Make sure you choose the Crazy Catch Double Trouble range for big ball sports like football. Although similar in appearance to the Classic range, the DT range features two INSANE rebound sides (one for a small ball and one for a large ball) so double the trouble. The Upstart is the smallest Crazy Catch in the DT range, followed by the Wildchild, which is our most popular model, and finally the Professional, which is ideal for clubs and schools. The Freestyle is the only hand held Crazy Catch and a great coaching aid.

Crazy Catch is available from all leading football and sports retailers – improve your skills today!

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5 NEW Hockey Training Drills from David Harte and Crazy Catch

Think Outside the Box hockey is a set of new, innovative drills from Crazy Catch, specifically created with hockey in mind. Featuring Ireland’s David Harte, in total there are five drills for both goalkeepers and outfield players to use, although there are many more drills that can be developed from these five.

Double Rebound

Skim Mat

Colour Codes

No Man’s Land

Freestyle in the D

The main benefit of using Crazy Catch for hockey is the variety and fun it can add to your training or practice. By using both the SANE and INSANE rebound sides, it is far easier to test your ability and skill levels and simulate match conditions. The unpredictability of the INSANE side provides a great test for any goalkeeper looking to challenge their reactions and saving capabilities, whilst outfield players can develop and improve their first touch, particularly at taking the ball from the air.

For small ball sports, like hockey, the Crazy Catch Classic range is the recommended choice, as can be seen in the above videos. The Upstart is the smallest Crazy Catch in the Classic range, followed by the Wildchild, which is our most popular model, and finally the Professional, which is ideal for clubs and schools. The Freestyle is the only hand held Crazy Catch and a great coaching aid.

What is it like to have a 1 to 1 training session with England Netballer Sasha Corbin??

On Wednesday, 15th November, a very lucky member of the Halesowen based Grasshoppers Netball bagged herself a one-on-one training session with Hertfordshire Mavericks and England star Sasha Corbin.

Sasha set up the competition in conjunction with Crazy Catch UK as part of her Solo Sessions campaign, fun and informative videos designed for netballers to be able to practice drills and hone their skills by themselves.

Sasha said: “I set up Solo Sessions so fellow netballers could have a fun way to practice outside team training sessions, and one great way is to use a Crazy Catch. We had such a positive response to the videos on social media, I decided to set up a competition so one lucky follower could win their very own Crazy Catch and I could give them some tips that would hopefully help them with their game.”

The competition was open to everyone at all levels of ability and eventual winner, Jenna Hadley, was picked by random out of hat and announced via Sasha’s Solo Session channels. The session took place at the Grasshoppers local training venue, Haden Hill Leisure Centre.

Sasha added: “I had a fantastic time with Jenna, it was great for the prize to go to someone that really wanted it. We had so much fun looking at how we could improve her skills and incorporate the Crazy Catch into drills she can practice at home. Jenna had fantastic energy and I wish her, and her team, the best of luck for the rest of the season.”

Jenna commented: “I was completely overwhelmed, and very excited, to find out I had won the session with Sasha. I still don’t think it has sunk in. I only started playing netball in 2014 by attending Back to Netball, so it was such a useful session to learn some key skills and get lots of ideas for training.

“We went through lots of basics, and Sasha definitely made me work, but she was great coach and very patient with me. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from someone so talented to get better at something that you love to do! I had a brilliant time and it will be something I’ll remember forever.”

Crazy Catch Christmas Cracker competition T+C’s

This festive season is sure to go off with a bang with Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net and with each of our Christmas Cracker animations (starring leading Crazy Catch friends and ambassadors) comes the chance to win a Crazy Catch for someone special.

Here’s where to find the competition and how to enter … 

On the following dates, (10th, 17th, 20th, 24th November, 1st, 8th and 15th December) Crazy Catch will release a new Christmas Cracker video with a terrible or brilliant cracker joke contained (depending on your sense of humour!). You will find the video in the following locations…

  • Crazy Catch You Tube Channel (Visit)
  • Crazy Catch Twitter (Visit)
  • Crazy Catch Facebook Page (Visit)
  • Crazy Catch Instagram (Visit)
  • Social Media accounts of official Crazy Catch retailers

To enter to be in with a chance of winning a Crazy Catch all you need to do is…

  1. Answer the cracker joke as a comment under the post (reply on Twitter) … Top Tip – If you watch the video, the answer is given 😉
  2. Tag the person who you would like to win a Crazy Catch for… (If you would like it to be more of a surprise you can be generic eg: my football mad son)

The competitions will run for 3 weeks each so will close at 4pm and a winner will be announced at 5pm and notified. (For example our first competition starting on the 10th November will run until 1st December) so there are 7 different chances to win!

The prize is a Crazy Catch of your choice for Christmas. Not cash alternative is available.

 

Primary Schools | Add fun and innovation to your PE lessons

As the new school term kicks off, teachers will be looking for new ways to engage more pupils in sport and PE lessons. From learning, fundamental throwing and catching skills right up to extending the skill set of some of the UK’s most talented young athletes, the Crazy Catch is the Ultimate Rebound Net for Schools.

Take a look at our new animations, which gives a brief overview of some of the products benefits and varied applications. From motor skill development to reaction or vision training both for large class games or individual skills training and everything in between

  • Learning basic Throwing, Catching and Motor Skills
  • Lunchtime Activities
  • Sporting Skill Development
  • Vision Training
  • Stretching Gifted and Talented pupils
  • Improving Focus and Attention in class
  • Linking to other curriculum

Going forward we will have suggested session plans, Crazy Catch games, drills and activities all available as free teaching resources to download at any time. Whilst new Primary and Secondary School packs are now available online…

 

 

Create more exciting warm ups with Crazy Catch | Will Greenwood & Maidenhead Rugby examples

If you feel like you are just going through the paces in your warm ups, then you need Crazy Catch. Add excitement and immediately get your reactions sharp and your hand-eye co-ordination in play ahead of your game or training session. You can also use Crazy Catch for some high intensity team games and challenges to development camaraderie and communication skills.

Take a look at these couple of examples posted on 2003 Rugby World Cup winner, Will Greenwood’s instagram page … here he is with the lads from Maidenhead Rugby but these and similar drills work just as well in other sports. Get creative and share your drills @CrazyCatchUK

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Foot movement. Weight transfer. Rugby Skills. @crazycatchuk #Maidenhead Be Different

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These warm up videos even got spotted by Vision Performance specialist Zoe Wimshurst who added her endorsement too

Crazy Catch is available for leading Rugby retailers including Barrington Sports and Pro Direct Rugby 

Omari Hutchinson | Train for the Game (with Crazy Catch)

Omari Hutchinson is only 13 years old but already has the football world talking about his talent. A You Tube video featuring some of his skills and goals (by the F2 Freestylers) has already hit over 3 million views so Arsene Wenger may well have a future premier league star on his books.

Omari is part of the soccer skills group “The Tekk Squad” which also includes England women’s player Gemma Davison and trick shot guru Coytie and we are pleased to say he is a big Crazy Catch fan and uses the product regularly to develop his first touch and skills. “If you keep training, you improve” says Omari. Check out his new video with Crazy Catch as part of the Train for the game series produced by Sports on Screen.